In pictures: Spectator Life’s sixth birthday party

Prue Leith, Mary Killen and Piers Morgan were among the guests at The Hari hotel

A curious history of royal weddings

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day approaches, Mark Mason uncovers the unusual stories behind British royal nuptials

Andalucía: Historic charm beyond the beach

Discover the picturesque towns that are well worth dragging yourself off the sunlounger for

Recipe: Perfect panna cotta

How to get the wobble just right

Gallery: Frida Kahlo at the V&A

Making Herself Up is putting Kahlo’s personal possessions and clothing on display outside Mexico for the first time

Europe’s best nature holidays

From the Tuscan hills to Slovenia’s great lake

The best restaurants in Chelsea

Where to eat in the King’s Road and beyond

Recipe: Sultana scones

Olivia Potts revisits a classic cookbook for a recipe to stir fond childhood memories

MasterChef is way past its sell-by date

Cooking doesn’t get duller than this

Leiden: The eccentric city that’s worth leaving Amsterdam for

One of the Netherlands’ hidden gems is only a short hop from the capital

Stay dry in style: The best umbrellas to buy

Keep the rain off with one of these beautifully crafted umbrellas

Why no-frills kebab shops skewer their posh rivals

In praise of the great British kebab shop

Olivier Awards 2018: full list of winners

Hamilton won seven awards at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony

120 Beats per Minute review: A forceful portrait of protest

Firebrand politics and personal tragedy combine in a fine film set amid Aids activism in the 1980s

How to make the perfect gin and tonic

Expert advice on getting your G&T just right

How we fell out of love with fruit cake

In our over-sugared times, traditional fruit cakes are being ditched in favour of sickly-sweet sponges

Recipe: Fish pie

The Good Friday classic that’s perfect for any family occasion

Fragrance and fiction: a heaven scent combination

Alice Dunn sniffs out the perfumes inspired by great literature

Recipe: Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

Buy extra hot cross buns and whip up the ultimate Easter pudding

Watches: a buyer’s guide

Expert advice on picking out the perfect watch

How to pair beer with food

Enjoy a glass of stout with your steak or an IPA with your Indian

Annabel’s: an icon of London nightlife reborn

The Mayfair members’ club is aiming to rekindle its old magic in a plush new home

How Marrakesh is attracting a new kind of holidaymaker

There’s more for tourists in Morocco than package holidays thanks to a host of new galleries and cultural events

Dublin’s best museums and galleries

Discover fine art, archaeology, military history and much more in the Republic of Ireland’s capital

Recipe: Chocolate Guinness cake

You’ll need something to soak up the St Patrick’s Day booze